By Sapphire McCarthy
Lucky enough to be jetting off this winter…but panicking where to find wide fitting sandals or shoes made for warmer weather? Then look no further than our Winter Sun edit. Here we’ve compiled all of our favourites, with a run-down of all their fab features. We all know what it’s like when your feet get warm- even people who don’t normally wear a wider fitting shoe benefit from that bit of extra room.
I find myself living in the same pair of my widest, not-so-pretty flat sandals on holiday! It seems the second I walk of the plane and there warm air hits, my feet can no longer cope with dainty straps and high heels…and yet, somehow, I never seem to be prepared for it! Which is why I’m here to help you avoid the same pitfalls. Avoid being tempted to go up a size purely for the greater width, which can lead to trips, especially in open-toed shoes. Instead, find the right shoe in the right width for you, with our comprehensive guide to wide-fitting sandals.
In this edit you’ll find a fab range of sandals. We’ve picked the best neutral toned sandals that will go with anything if you’re travelling light. We’ve also picked out some bright, feel-good shades that scream summer.
You’ve got through the hassle of the airport and have finally touched down in warmer climes. You kick off your shoes and want to slip on something more suited for the sunny weather. Introducing Gina by Suave.
These wide fitting women’s sandals embrace the sliders trend but with a bit more sophistication. Choose from summery White Shine or Lilac Shine. Unlike some patent leathers, these Gina sandals are made from super soft and supple leather, that flexes with your feet. They slip on easily but can be adjusted with the two buckle fastening straps.
If you’re wondering where you’ve seen something similar before, it might be because the Gina sandal bears some similarities to the infamously comfortable Birkenstock sandals. However, we prefer Suave’s model because of the ultra comfy insole. Unlike Birkenstocks, the insole isn’t molded, so no restrictive lip at the front! Available in UK sizes 3-8 in an EE width fitting.
Like Gina, but prefer the added secure fitting of a back strap? Have a glance at the Gabby sandal- not only does it have all the great features of Gina, but with an added back strap, but the backstrap is touch-fastening!
Gabby women’s wide fit sandals are from Suave‘s ‘Active’ range. Unlike some ladies wide fitting sandals, they’re modern and stylish. They have a chunky and funky 4cm heel, and are available in two colours. Choose from vibrant Mustard or the neutral tones of Fudge with shimmering straps.
Designed for comfort as well as style, these ladies wide fit sandals have an ‘active fit’ insole for ultimate comfort. The insole can be removed so you can pop them in the wash to keep them fresh, or to make room for orthotics. Adjust the two stylish buckle fastenings for the best fit. There’s also a touch-fit back strap for extra support, without having to fiddle with more buckles. The soles of the sandals complete the look whilst gripping the floor.
The Gabby sandal has an EE width fitting and is available in UK sizes 3-8. But if you need something wider, we’ve got you covered- scroll down for our top picks.
The Sandpiper Carrie Sandals are ultra wide ladies sandals and have four touch fastening straps for a personalised fit. These popular 6E width sandals are available in classic Tan or cheerful Royal Floral- royal blue with a contrast floral strap. Keep your feet cool this spring and summer with Carrie’s extra wide opening and air circulating footbed.
We love the Carrie sandal in tan because it has that timeless ‘gladiator sandal’ look. The natural colouring also means they go with most outfits, great if you need to pack light or only have carry-on luggage.
As well as four securing straps, the Sandpiper Carrie sandals have padded ankle support. The straps open right out, making them easy to put on and take off. Not only are they sturdy, they’re lightweight, making them the perfect summer shoe. They’re even suitable for diabetics and use with orthotics.
If classic, neutral colours like the tan Carrie sandal, are for you, so is Pru! Pru is a Suave shoe design, so fits a wide fitting of E, rather than Sandpiper’s 6E ultra-wide fitting. Again, the colours are ideal if you don’t want the hassle of taking lots of different pairs of shoes or sandals.
It’s easy to see why Pru Ladies Wide Fit Sandals are best sellers. These timeless classics are made with super soft leather. The criss-cross pattern makes them both simple and stylish, without the need to worry if your feet swell in the heat. The flexible construction, adjustable buckle strap and elastic gusset allow for expansion, whilst the air function footbed helps the feet stay cool.
These wide fitting women’s sandals are available in UK sizes 3 to 8. They have a low 1 /14″ (3cm) heel and slip resistant sole, making them your perfect travel companion whether you’re just going for a walk or hitting the dance floor. The effortless style makes that a perfect day to night shoe. Pru offers great support whilst still being lightweight.
Brand new last year, Sandpiper’s Chloe ultra wide sandals feature super soft sandy leather uppers- try saying that quickly! The gentle heel makes these sandals great for day-to-day or special occasions. The neutral sandy tone means they’ll match most outfit choices. The twin strap touch fastenings feature attractive floral details. But the best bit about these stylish sandals is how they fit! The two front fastenings and back fastening strap can adjusted to fit each foot. And there’s no unsightly overhang of the straps because they can be trimmed to the perfect length.
The Chloe sandal are available in UK sizes 3-9 (sizes 36-43) and are an ultra wide 6E width. Keep cool and put these sandals on easier thanks to the extra wide opening. Like all of Sandpiper’s range, they’re suitable for diabetics and for use with orthotics and the insole is machine washable.
Sandpiper’s Cara ultra wide fitting sandals are stylish, multi-fastening sandals designed for ultimate comfort. like Carrie, they’re made from super soft leather and are lightweight. The choice of either Ivory or Grey leather means they’re wardrobe staples like the rest of our neutral picks.
Sandpiper are experts when it comes to comfortable and adjustable shoes. These sandals feature three straps so that you can tailor the fit of each shoe to each foot. For added comfort, they have padded ankle support and the cushioned footbed features an air-circulating insole. Just like the Carrie sandal, too, Cara’s straps open right out, making them super easy to put on and take off. Close the fastening with just a touch for ultimate ease.
These Sandpiper women’s ultra wide sandals are lightweight with superb ankle support. These simple Ivory sandals are a summer classic with added comfort. Sandpiper’s Coral sandals are made of super-soft leather and have extra padding on the forepart. Extra long straps mean that you can still feel secure even if your feet or ankles are swollen. Close the straps with just a touch- there’s no awkward, buckles, buttons or laces on these!
Whichever sandal…or sandals…you go for, you’re guaranteed a comfortable trip- or as far as your footwear’s concerned. Don’t forget you can have your new sandals delivered straight to your door. But, if you’d like our specialist staff to check your fitting before you take your new sandals on your latest adventure, why not choose free click and collect in store at the checkout?